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Kukundakwe set for World Para Swimming Championship

By Michael Nsubuga

Added 9th September 2019 11:53 AM

The event is the largest Para-Swimming championships outside of the Paralympic Games that will see around 600 swimmers from approximately 60 countries compete.

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Husnah Kukundakwe in action during training at the 50m Speke Resort Munyonyo pool, March 31 2019. PHOTO: Michael Nsubuga

The event is the largest Para-Swimming championships outside of the Paralympic Games that will see around 600 swimmers from approximately 60 countries compete.

 
Uganda para swimmer Husnah Kukundakwe is the sole Ugandan representative at the London 2019 World Para Swimming Allianz Championships to be held at the London Aquatics Centre, starting today.
 
The event is the largest Para-Swimming championships outside of the Paralympic Games that will see around 600 swimmers from approximately 60 countries compete.
 
The ninth edition of the Championships is a key qualifier for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games, and Kukundakwe will be hoping to make the qualifying time in the 50m and 100m freestyle events in which she is set to compete.
 
She left on Friday for the championship alongside her manager Hashima Batamuriza and Coach Muzafar Muwanguzi.
 
“This is the last qualifying event for the 2020 Olympics so she has to do her best. We have done whatever it takes to prepare her and I thank everyone who has contributed to her travel to London and to all those who have been part of her journey thus far,” Batamuriza said.
 
Coach Muwanguzi believes the training she has gone through will see her at least post better time in the 50 and 100m freestyle races.
 
The 12-year-old competed in the World Series in Singapore back in May where she clocked 1:30.43 in the 100m freestyle, 1:52.80 in the 100m Backstroke and 1:57.84 & 40.24 in the 100m breast and the 50m freestyle races respectively, collecting a total of 764 points.
 
Her classification classes; S9 (freestyle, butterfly, and backstroke), SB8 (breaststroke) and SM9 (Individual Medley) were also confirmed after the Singapore event.
 
 

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